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Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Analyst

Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Posted on Nov 22, 2020 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson

Dallas, TX 75201
IT
Immediate Start
$90k - $115k Annual
Full-Time


*Position is bonus eligible*

Prestigious Enterprise Company is currently seeking a Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Analyst. Candidate will ensure recovery of critical business applications in the event of a disaster that impacts a facility housing our IT computing assets. Candidate will be responsible for developing a disaster recovery strategy, framework, and plan to effectively respond to disasters, recover our systems, and minimize the impact and loss to our business. Candidate will act as a primary facilitator, coordinator and communicator of cross-functional teams in the development of Disaster Recovery Plans.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a disaster recovery strategy and framework for critical enterprise applications
  • Develop, socialize, and maintain disaster recovery policies, standards, procedures, and processes
  • Manage the compliance exception process to track and report gaps, risks, compensating controls, and remediation strategies
  • Develop or oversee development of Disaster Recovery plans and work instructions to recover business critical applications and systems
  • Analyze, evaluate, and recommend technical solutions to improve the recovery process
  • Oversee technical initiatives to architect, design, engineer, and implement technical disaster recovery strategies and solutions
  • Develop, coordinate, and conduct testing and exercising, including plan walk-throughs, table top exercises, technical tests, and functional drills. Create artifacts to evidence the testing.
  • Develop and conduct disaster recovering related testing/training
  • Coordinate plan review and approval process with broader business risk mitigation initiatives
  • Partner with the Business Continuity team to understand Business Impact Analyses
  • Coordinate recovery efforts during a real disaster situation
  • Support development of Risk Assessments

Qualifications:

  • Subject matter expertise in IT Disaster Recovery with a minimum of 5 years of Disaster Recovery Experience
  • 5 years of experience in an Information Technology discipline
  • 3+ years of experience with developing/testing recovering strategies for cloud (IaaS/SaaS) based applications
  • Working knowledge of disaster recovery tools and technologies
  • 2 3 years experience as a project manager
  • Familiarity with automation and orchestration tools for recovering applications at alternate locations
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex integrated disaster recovery exercises
  • Experience leading technology assessments and plans development
  • Thorough knowledge of data management in order to assist in the preparation of recovery procedures
  • Proven ability to lead indirect teams to develop and execute plans
  • Strong ability in building effective relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to read, write and interpret business and technical documents
  • Ability to multitask and work cross functionally with multiple business partners
  • Exercise and meeting facilitation experience
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Bachelors Degree Required (business, engineering, computer science, information management, management information systems, or a related field)
  • DRII CBCP Certified Business Continuity Professional (or similar certification) Highly Preferred
  • Certified Disaster Recovery Professional
  • ITIL certified a plus
  • Note: Sufficient and relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the educational requirements
  • Experience in architecting disaster recovery solutions
  • Experience in designing, developing, maintaining, and exercising/testing of plans
  • Experience in virtualization, cloud computing, managed hosting, and disaster recovery outsourcing with alternate site vendors
  • Experience in project management methodology desirable



Reference: 1014460172

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